Post by Vicky
But I did. I didn't think the vet did the deed at the scene of
accident. I didn't know if it was at home or the surgery. it was just
that an accident is not normal wear and tear and is somehow more
upsetting than an elderly animal who is put to sleep near the end. I
did say our friends paid when Laura was put to sleep at home.
Yes, the shock and, potentially, the level of upset is likely to be
greater. I don't see that that means the vet is under any obligation
not to charge though. They may well send a bill, after the event,
rather than insisting that you pay at the time.
A more difficult situation for vets is when an injured animal is brought
in by a third party. The good samaritan may well not feel willing or
able to take responsibility for the animal's vet's bills - or for any
difficult decision which need to be made on its behalf. I think most
vets' practices are likely to have policies in place for how to handle
Best wishes, Serena
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